Getting orlistat from gp?

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Hi everyone.

I have been reading up on orlistat over the last few weeks and have made an appointment to see my gp about it next Monday. I was just wondering how everyone's gps were with giving them prescriptions for orlistat.

I am currently just over 19 stone :-( something I'm not proud of. I have a two year old toddler and finding weight loss increasingly difficult so think some help shoving me in the right direction would be great for me.

Thanks :-)

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    It really depends on your GP, according to NICE guidelines you are supposed to show  your GP that you are serious about weight loss by losing weight by diet before they prescribe Orlistat but some will prescribe it and give you the chance.
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      Thanks Adam1168, I have lost about 18lb since January with changing my eating habits and trying to exercise more but keep hitting brick walls. I'm hoping the doc will give me a chance on it and that seeing some weight loss will spur me on and help me make permanent life changes biggrin
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    My GP was loveley about it depends on what your gp is like! i know some don't like giving it out i just said to her i wanted to lose weight and she wrote out the prescription. I started out same weight as you i was 19.5 size 24 less than a year later was a size 14 now a 12-14 you do have to put the work in obviously the heavier you are the more weight comes off quicker. If you have other other questions once you get your tablets just post back. Also if they aren't keen on giving you them jut say you need them to kickstart your weightloss and you will need to lose weight every 4 weeks for a repeat prescription. Good Luck x
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